US Giant Company Nvidia Invests IDR 3 Trilion to Build Artificial Intelligence Center in Solo

The chip company from the United States, Nvidia, in collaboration with PT Indosat Tbk (ISAT) will invest in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Indonesia. Minister of Communication and Information, Budi Arie Setiadi, revealed that Nvidia’s investment would be worth US$ 200 million or around IDR 3 trillion. In Indonesia, Nvidia and Indosat will build the Indonesian AI Nation which is planned to be located in Solo Techno Park.

“There is a commitment from Nvidia and Indosat to invest 200 million dollars or IDR 3 trillion, to build the Indonesian AI nation,” he said when met by the media at the Communications and Information Office, Wednesday (3/4/2024).

When asked why he chose Solo, Budi said that its human resources were qualified, as was its infrastructure.

“Mr. Vikram (CEO of Indosat) has conveyed this to the mayor and Mr. Gibran that Indosat and Nvidia are committed to investing in infrastructure and improving human resources worth US$ 200 million. What will the scheme be, this will still be finalized in the near future,” said Budi.

When met on the same occasion, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Nezar Patria said that Nvidia’s collaboration with Indonesia had been going on for several years.

“If I’m not mistaken, in 2022-2023, Nvidia is committed to educating nearly 20 thousand Indonesian students to improve their skills in the field of AI, this is part of developing digital talent in Indonesia,” said Nezar.

So, he continued, the construction of this AI center is a follow-up to Nvidia’s long-term commitment to Indonesia. According to him, this collaboration is a strategic step and Nvidia is a company that is performing well in the AI industry landscape at the global level.

“He produces GPUs as a tool as a component to process data more quickly. He is number one, I think. So, this is a very strategic collaboration, and we hope there will also be a technology transfer so that not only are users but can also be part of the AI players which is considered regionally and globally.” he concluded.

April 4, 2024, CNBC Indonesia